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  1. Heres another from Combat and Survival, but the latter was a 75" set I owned, you cant see the yoke, but it was there, I gave to my friend. You can see he attached a s10 (58") resi pouch as a rear pouch. from the fact that C&S featured set up photos withsoldiers some wearing 75" patt webbing, back in the early 90's some must have quite liked it or thought it was Gucci back then, it's a bit sad it's so difficult to find today.
  2. Hi may be of help to someone, I found these pics in an old copy of Combat and Survival to do with "GPMG Sustained fire role" and noticed what the soldier closest to the camera is wearing.... I have found a few other photos, I shall post.
  3. ok just being picky here but...anyone else think the belt is a bit high on this soldier? The belt is overlapping his top pockets which means the belt is probably over his ribs.....I never saw anyone wear 58" pattern that high!
  4. cool, I'll keep a look out for them, I have seen a mint condition RAF OG waterproof in a charity shop from the same era, so it's quite possible there are unused reversible ones are still around.
  5. cool cheers for that. I used to have an OG trashed version of the medical Bergen sidepouch it was pretty well made but must have been pretty old becasue all the elastic straps inside had perished.
  6. Hi met some veterans ans heard a few more: Ok so how do you take your tea/coffee? "NATO" = Milk 2 sugars "Julie Andrews" (in the sound of music was a White Nun=none ) White no sugar "Whoopie Goldberg" (in Sister act was a Black Nun=none ) Black no sugar
  7. cool thanks, i knew the name couldn't something too far from what it actually was, "Mudmap" and "model" both are good for me cheers
  8. Hi I want to run a shellscrape activity for some kids, I was in the Infantry T.A. in the early 90's and the shellscrape was a common overnight shelter for 2 soldiers. The basic hole dimentions were roughly the size of a poncho or a long double bed mattress 7ft x 5ft x 2ft. The removed soil made a mound that surrounds the hole(apart from a small slope at the rear to crawl in and out), The mound/wall at the front (facing the enemy) was slightly longer and had a built in shelf you could use as an arm rest. The surrounding mound/wall aprox 1ft tall and wide gave the shelter more internal head height and provided further protection from all directions, If you got the size right the poncho would sit just above the mound/wall so you could see out and aim your rifle without touching the poncho. Also you'd need to get the size right so the poncho would shed rain on the outside of the hole. I've done a Google search and asked several veterans I know that served in the British Army and RAF regiment from 70's up to the 1st Gulf war, and kosavo, and they all remember making and sleeping in the shellscrape but, were like me, were taught in the field word-of-mouth. My question is this, was there ever an official document or even a line drawing with specific measurements of how the shellscrape should be built? I'm guessing perhaps if there were a document it would probably date back to post WW2 when Platoon harbours type overnight camps became common, perhaps after 2 man tents were a common sight, or perhaps when 58" gear with the poncho and shovel were issued? just a guess. apart from 2 leaky shellscrapes I stayed in I found them really quite comfortable to sleep in, you could adapt them slightly to make more space and because of the surrounding soil they were always quiet and well insulated against wind and cold. once you got a hexy going they were really cosy. It would be dead easy to just make a shell scrape the way I was taught, but it would be nice to know if there is an official document. I've looked in British Army issued MoD Aide Memouires, field guides and MoD training pamphlets but the only thing they ever show is a few trench designs, never the shellscrape. any ideas? cheers
  9. Thanks for that list! You're right about "Ally", I'd not heard of that till long after my TA time i also knew nice or desirable kit as Gucci. Also I'd not heard the phrase "Buckshee" meaning free, we just said..."free" or nicked There was lots of cockney rhyming slang like: "Tea leaf", or just "leaf" = theif I like the CEFO and CEMO, not heard that version before! there are many, MANY slang versions that also include swear words or "Army only" sense of humour the "tinned tomatoes" I think prtobably are on that list. I had a serious look at all the acronyms too, there are hundreds, and as I was writing a list I realised how many are have confusinly similar or even the same Acronym for example: "ERV Emergency Rendevous" could depending on who was giving instructions could also mean... "ERV Eastern Rendevous" C.O. = Commanding Officer/ C.O. = Commisioned Officer. C.D. Civil Defence / C.D. Casualty Dead I personally didn't leave East Anglia or spend any time with the Navy or Airforce, so perhaps the lingo I heard and used was more local Army focussed.
  10. Might be a localised thing, I never heard a rifle reffered to as a "Boondock", you'd almost certainly end up doing press-ups, if you did! It was bad enough if you even said "SA80", or "SLR" it didn't matter what Gun you were issued you were obliged to call it "Rifle". As for training areas, "Cud"?...naah, again not heard of it. We just used an abreviation or whatever it was actually called, for example a well known training area I went to in Norfolk was "Standford Battle area" but it was known to everyone simply as "Stanta". Probably partially because it's the same abbreviated name as seen on MoD roadsigns nearby. but of course, it being "Dads Army"... "Cud" may be a fictional name.
  11. I don't know the ferret car but perhaps it's a pad designed for a smaller build person? perhaps it covers something sharp near the brow area? Is it for a chin, forearm, wrist, cheek, etc etc?
  12. For those that have done infantry training, on excersise you'd come across a DIY map which a dutiful OC or NCO would have spend some time making. The map was made from pretty much anything to hand, mine tape, wire, string, bit's of rations hexi stoves whatever you had, it would often include handfuls of grass or moss to represent wooded areas and I saw a couple that had been carefuly landscaped to show miniture hills, they would also show when the enemy was expected to be and things like ERVs you can buy specific kits to make the maps see below: Cammand model kit on that website they don't give those maps a name, just as a tool to I can't for the life of me remember what the heck those DIY handmade 3d maps were called...any ideas?
  13. keep finding new ones I didn't know... Furry Crocodile = Dog!
  14. cool many thanks, BTW anyone know the origins of the word "Ally" meaning cool kit? I'm assuming it's an abreviation, but of what? I've looked online and can only find the meaning "allied", I can't think it came from. Cheers again
  15. Hi just doing a little reseach for some veteran friends, I want to try to make an extensive list of Army RAF and Navy slang and phrases from the 70's onwards. I've remembered quite there are loads on line wikipeadia and ARRSE have a selection https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_British_military_slang_and_expressions https://www.arrse.co.uk/wiki/Army_Slang I remember there were loads more for example what was the phrase for Underpants? was it keks, skivvies, and there are some phrases you don't hear anywhere else like: "Don't call me Sir, I work for a living" (if you called anyone less than an officer, Sir). But can't remember all of them, can you think of any more words or phrases you used or kew of? localised ones? cheers
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